October 1, 2014

Hyeonseo Lee: My Escape from North Korea (via TED)

Please watch this video of Hyeonseo Lee, a North Korean escapee who explains her journey of escaping the only land that she knew and her attempt to rescue her family.

Slowly but surely, more and more North Korean escapees are coming out to share their story of the realities of life in North Korea. This video from the well known TED Conference is compelling and revealing.  

Julie Chen Reveals She Got Plastic Surgery to Look Less Chinese: See the Before and After Pictures

Julie Chen plastic surgery

Julie Chen’s secret is out. The hosts of The Talk have been sharing surprising revelations this week, and on Wednesday, Sept. 11, it was Chen’s turn to ‘fess up. Speaking with her co-hosts in what turned out to be an emotional episode, the veteran journalist disclosed that she had undergone plastic surgery nearly 20 years earlier in order to make her “Asian eyes” look bigger.

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2014 Miss America is of Indian Decent: Racism at its Worst after the Win

2014 Miss America from New York Indian Racism

2014 Miss America from New York Indian Racism

When her win was announced, Twitter immediately exploded with hateful tweets, with people calling her Arab.


MIT + Harvard Grad in Architecture = Cosmetics Entrepreneur

UNII Cosmetics founder Minna Ha didn’t always see herself starting her own business. Striving to stretch her creative capabilities, Ha ended up at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as an architecture student – it was here where she got her first itch for entrepreneurship. The concept of not only creating a product, but also establishing a company seemed to be the perfect creative outlet. This desire followed her throughout her graduate studies at Harvard University where she continued to pursue a career in architecture.

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Outrage, Despicable, and Inhumane: Forced Abortion in China

No words can express the outrage. 

Forced abortion.


Local authorities in central China’s Shaanxi province have suspended family planning officials who forced a woman to have a late-term abortion after photos of the woman and her aborted fetus circulated online, sparking a torrent of public outrage.

The woman, 23-year-old Feng Jianmei, was seven months pregnant when she was detained and taken to a hospital, where she was coerced into undergoing an abortion on June 2, family members said. Source: Wall Street Journal

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